ISO 216 vs U.S. paper

Jeff Spaleta jspaleta at
Thu Feb 21 19:51:01 UTC 2008

2008/2/21 Callum Lerwick <seg at>:

>  Anything else is just guessing. This really needs to be handled in CUPS.
>  Though I suppose there's still some value to providing a default guess,
>  there's the classic problem of creating a new document in a WYSIWYG word
>  processor on a machine with no printer, that may very well be emailed
>  around the world and never actually get printed. What's the paper size?
>  God what a pain in the ass...

I think we should all agree, right now, that the physical dimension of
the Kindle book reader is the correct default for pdf generation.

-jef"Because the iphone or the n810 display is just too small to
really be a standard physical size"spaleta

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